If your mom announces “We’re taking a cruise!” then pack your bags. A cruise is a vacation spent on a ship that sails the ocean, periodically stopping in ports for sightseeing.

Cruise can also be a verb that describes sailing around aimlessly for fun. You might cruise the canals of Venice in a small boat. If you don’t live in Venice, you can still cruise — but you might do it in your car. Cruise can be used to describe a leisurely drive taken just for fun. You might cruise around the neighborhood on a Saturday with no real destination in mind. Cruise can also describe traveling easily at a moderate speed.

Definitions of cruise
  1. verb
    sail or travel about for pleasure, relaxation, or sightseeing
    “We were cruising in the Caribbean”
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    type of:
    navigate, sail, voyage
    travel on water propelled by wind or by other means
  2. verb
    drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure
    “She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible”
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    type of:
    journey, travel
    travel upon or across
  3. verb
    travel at a moderate speed
    “Please keep your seat belt fastened while the plane is reaching cruising altitude”
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    cruise in slow or routine flights
    type of:
    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  4. noun
    an ocean trip taken for pleasure
    synonyms: sail
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    type of:
    ocean trip, voyage
    an act of traveling by water
  5. verb
    look for a sexual partner in a public place
    “The men were cruising the park”
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    type of:
    look, search
    search or seek
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